Nutricia Cuijk: nourishing the health of future generations and the planet

Today we are opening our brand-new, sustainable Nutricia Cuijk production site for specialized infant formula. At this state-of-the-art production facility, we will produce specialized nutrition for the youngest of us. And we’ll do it sustainably, protecting and preserving the planet for our future generations.

At Danone, we believe the health of people and the planet are interconnected. That is why our new production facility in the Netherlands was built to produce specialized infant formula for babies with specific health needs in such way we protect and preserve the planet. The plant builds on Nutricia’s expertise in pioneering science-based nutritional solutions for people, young and old, at critical times in life.

The highly specialized manufacturing processes applied at the factory enable us to produce foods for special medical purposes for babies with conditions like cow’s milk allergy. The specialized infant formula contain extensively hydrolyzed protein, which is protein snipped up into smaller pieces making it suitable for children diagnosed with this type of allergy.

“The Nutricia Cuijk facility is a significant investment towards achieving our One Planet. One Health vision. We will be producing food for vulnerable babies; and we’re also doing everything we can to preserve a healthy and clean environment for future generations." Véronique Penchienati-Bosetta, Executive Vice President Danone Specialized Nutrition.

With this new production site, we double our production capacity compared to the previous plant in the area, yet we significantly cut down on water and energy use, as well as CO2 emissions. We were able to design and equip the new Nutricia Cuijk plant with the latest environmental technologies and efficiently designed manufacturing processes, enabling us to reduce our water and energy use by respectively 60% and 25% and lowering our CO2 emissions by 50%.

Things to remember about the Nutricia Cuijk production site:

  • Zero-waste
  • Powered by 100% renewable electricity
  • Reducing water use and energy use
  • Halving CO2 emissions in the production process